Watch: Catholic TV Host Stands Up to Warmist Petition for Trying to ‘stifle’ Debate: ‘For a mob by petition to attempt to stifle debate…is a type of bullying that will never be tolerated’

EWTN Host Raymond Arroyo of ‘World Over’ – Watch: Begins at 10 min.

Arroyo: “This week a political group has started a petition to try to silence this show by daring to feature what it calls ‘a notorious climate change denial activist’. Now, for anyone who cares to watch, we hosted a fair debate, boys and girls. We invited a climate change activist and a skeptic to make their respective cases. Which they did. And we trusted the audience would come to their own conclusions.

Is this online pressure group and its supporters really saying that the science of climate change, the record, is somehow above debate? And that even to discuss these matters should be verboten? Sorry but that doesn’t wash here. Part of my job here as a journalist is to ask questions. I question government officials, church officials, anyone in the public arena. That’s our obligation. Free speech and open discussion are the very hallmarks of a democratic society. For a mob by petition or otherwise to attempt to stifle debate or forbid certain topics from conversation is a type of bullying that will never be tolerated on this program…
All views will be entertained and challenged right here.”
End Arroyo excerpt.
Watch the debate that started the controversy!
Related Links:
EDF Regrets Debate w/Morano – Warmist to Bishop: Catholic TV station ‘offended’ God by allowing climate skeptic Morano on TV – Cry Babies: Environmental Defense Fund whines their lobbyist debated Morano. ‘If she had been told…she would have declined the invitation.’

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Eric Pooley <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: EWTN Disrespects Pope Francis in Front of Catholic Viewers
To: Michael Milillo 

Recipients of this email should also be aware that EWTN misrepresented this discussion to Carol Andress of EDF. Ms Andress was not invited to participate in a “Climate Change Debate” and was not informed that Marc Morano would be a guest. If she had been told these things, she would have declined the invitation. This was ambush journalism of the cheapest kind.
Eric Pooley
Senior Vice President
Environmental Defense Fund
Warmists Try Once Again to Ban Morano From TV! ‘Don’t book individuals that deny…such as Marc Morano’

Watch Now: Morano in lively TV climate debate with enviro lobbyist: ‘The points she just made are demonstrably not true’


Activists demand Catholic TV network ban ‘climate deniers’ from programming – Following Morano debate with Envrio lobbyist

Global warming activists are applying pressure to EWTN, the global Catholic Television network to stop broadcasting the views of climate skeptics. The left-leaning ‘social justice’ group, Faithful America, has started a petition to EWTN (Eternal World Television Network) to ban what they term ‘climate deniers’ from the network.

(Note: The movement to ban skeptics from television and media reporting on climate change has intensified in the past year. See: ‘Merchants of Doubt’ director pushing to ban Morano & other skeptics from TV.)

The activists are upset about a recent debate between Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano and the Environmental Defense Fund lobbyist Carol Andress.

The debate dealt with the Vatican and Pope Francis’ efforts to promote a United Nations global warming treaty.

See: Watch Now: Morano in lively TV climate debate with enviro lobbyist: ‘The points she just made are demonstrably not true’

The group sent out an appeal on May 27, urging EWTN to ‘Stop broadcasting climate denial

One of the world’s largest Catholic media outlets is accusing Pope Francis of confusing Catholics by preparing a ground-breaking encyclical urging world leaders to tackle climate change.

In a recent segment, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) even invited notorious climate denier Marc Morano to “debate” whether climate change is real. Worse yet, EWTN host Raymond Arroyo questioned man-made climate change and claimed that the pope was somehow supporting abortion by meeting with the United Nations about climate change.

It’s time for Catholic media outlets like EWTN to stop making common cause with right-wing political activists to undermine Pope Francis — and stop spreading misinformation about the climate crisis.

Pope Francis has issued a prophetic call to recognize the scientific reality of climate change and how the destruction of God’s creation is harming the world’s poorest people. Please stop offering a platform for climate deniers to spread misinformation and undermine the pope’s moral leadership.